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Ahern, also Aherne (Irish: Ó hEachtighearna/Ó hEachthairn) is an Irish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Members of the political Ahern family in Ireland[edit]

Other people[edit]

Other uses[edit]

In the same way that the onomatopoeic expression "rhubarb-rhubarb" was used to represent the sounds uttered by members of the British House of Commons, "hearn-hearn" was often used in the Goon Show to represent the sounds uttered by speakers of US English (e.g., The Sleeping Prince [1]).

The Irish sept of Ahearn/Ahern descends from Echthighern mac Cennétig.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Goon Show Site - Script - The Sleeping Prince (Series 7, Episode 6)". Thegoonshow.net. 1957-02-14. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  2. ^ Edwaed MacLysaght, "The Surnames of Ireland", Dublin (1991)

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